Microsoft Readies New IT Solution Guides for SMBs

Redmond is prepping a new family of blueprints for its channel partners that it is calling "IT Solutions."

Just as it has done with its Information Worker product family, Microsoft Corp. is building a set of blueprints and methodologies around its small/midsize business (SMB) products.

In the Information Worker/Office world, Microsoft calls these blueprints "Solution Accelerators." These accelerators are aimed at helping channel partners and corporate customers take advantage of the Windows, Office and other Microsoft products they own already.

In the SMB world, Microsoft is calling these partner blueprints "IT Solutions."

Read More About IT Solutions on the Microsoft Partner Site

And Check Out the Program Overview Document

Microsoft is designing four IT Solutions: Peer-to-Peer (for small businesses with up to 5 PCs that need file, print and Internet sharing); Small (for businesses with fewer than 50 users); Medium (for "growing" businesses with up to 250 desktops that want to "empower employees"); and Large (for the upper-end of the SMB customer spectrum, with up to 500 desktops).


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